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Bango CEO: Operators are getting more flexible on terms for carrier billing

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Bango has become a vizier of sorts to consumer Internet giants like Facebook and Amazon that want to build platforms for mobile apps. Over the last year, the U.K.-based company [...]

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Google+ looks increasingly poised to be the social gaming layer for Android

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Earlier this week, members of the Google+ team alluded to plans for building a unified gaming network across the company’s web based properties including the Chrome Web Store and then on [...]

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OMGPOP’s resurgence draws interest from investors, acquirers abound

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A couple months ago, OMGPOP CEO Dan Porter had his speaking proposal rejected by Game Developers Conference, the big industry conference this week in San Francisco. This week, he’s practically [...]

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Secrets of the acquisition process from EA and Zynga (straight from the horse’s mouth!)

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The corporate development folks over at Electronic Arts and Zynga shared some insider advice last night on how the acquisitions process works at both companies. I’ve excerpted some advice from [...]

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Former Facebook engineering director Yishan Wong takes role as CEO of Reddit

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Yishan Wong, a former director of engineering at Facebook, who spent more than four years at the company overseeing ads, payments and internationalization efforts, is becoming chief executive of Reddit. [...]

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Rovio gives another teaser of Angry Birds Space (from space)

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So we hear that Rovio will be teasing the next version of Angry Birds in about 10 minutes from space. We hear that NASA astronauts might be playing with this [...]

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EA PopCap’s slidedeck on how turning Bejeweled freemium bumped daily downloads by nine-fold

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Giordano Contestabile, who is a franchise business director at EA PopCap, was kind enough to share this slidedeck with us on how making Bejeweled Blitz freemium on iOS helped downloads [...]

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In a boon for 3D and high-end games, Android and iOS boost app size limits this week

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Huzzah for higher-end game developers this week. Both Android and iOS raised their app size limits, which will help developers push higher-quality apps to consumers. Apple today said it will [...]

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Ngmoco’s Neil Young: “Zynga is a far more formidable competitor than GREE.”

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With DeNA’s Mobage platform finally coming to iOS this month, the company says its mobile gaming platform has now seen 160 million app downloads across Android and iOS. We checked [...]

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Kihon Games takes $1.5M in round led by Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson

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Tuscon-based Kihon Games just picked up $1.5 million in a round led by one of mobile and social gaming’s most prolific angel investors, Playdom co-founder Rick Thompson. The funds will [...]

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Designer Matias Duarte on steering the “ocean liner” that is Android

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When crossing over from leading user experience at Palm to Google two years ago, Android’s design lead Matias Duarte had to reconsider how he would implement ideas in an environment [...]

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Mobile-first, indie gaming companies dominate with two-thirds of user sessions on Android, iOS

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Independently-owned gaming companies that went mobile first are dominating gameplay sessions compared to established companies that crossed over from other platforms, according to Flurry. These companies, which started their businesses [...]

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Google rebrands Android Market as Google Play, does another sale to round up credit cards

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Google rebranded Android Market as Google Play today to showcase the company’s recent forays into other types of digital content like movies, music and books. Google Play is now a single [...]

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Former Outfit7 CEO goes for a Groupon-for-apps model with new startup Iddiction

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Iddiction, the company from former Outfit7 chief executive Andrej Nabergoj, is going after a “Groupon for apps” model with daily deals on both free and paid apps. It’s launching today [...]

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Viral channels for Android apps on Facebook are coming in a few weeks

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One of the bits of news hidden in this week’s flood of Facebook marketing and HTML5 announcements is that viral channels for native Android apps are coming to the platform [...]